June 3, 2014 8:13 pm
Updated: June 3, 2014 11:34 pm

Two people in critical condition after fiery accident near Field, B.C.

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Highway 1 was closed in both directions for several hours near Field, B.C. due to a crash between a car and a semi.

Witnesses say the two vehicles collided head-on. The car reportedly went down a 20 foot embankment and may have been on fire.

Alberta’s STAR air ambulance was dispatched to the scene 12 km east of the west boundary of Yoho National Park.

According to BC Ambulance Services, two patients were transported in critical condition to an Alberta-area hospital.

The highway has since been open to alternating traffic, but there is still no word on the condition of the people in the accident.

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